Jisho

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9 strokes
Radical:
sun, day
Parts:
Variants:
star, spot, dot, mark
Kun:
ほし-ぼし
On:
セイショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N2
844 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 星 【セイ】 Chinese "star" constellation (one of the 28 mansions), Singapore
  • 星座 【セイザ】 constellation, star sign, zodiac sign
  • 新星 【シンセイ】 nova, new face, new star
  • 小惑星 【ショウワクセイ】 asteroid
  • 客星 【カクセイ】 celestial body seen only for a short time (e.g. comet)
  • 七星 【シチセイ】 the Big Dipper (asterism), the Plough, the Plow

Kun reading compounds

  • 星 【ほし】 star (usu. not including the Sun), planet (usu. not including Earth), heavenly body, star (glyph, symbol, shape), star (actor, player, etc.), small dot, spot, fleck, star point (in go), hoshi, intersection marked with a dot, perp, perpetrator, mark, offender, suspect, bullseye, one's star (that determines one's fate), one's fortune, point, score
  • 星空 【ほしぞら】 starry sky
  • 四三の星 【しそうのほし】 the Big Dipper (asterism), the Plough, the Plow
  • 希望の星 【きぼうのほし】 ray of light, ray of hope, promising talent

Readings

Chinese:
xing1
Korean:
seong

Spanish

  • estrella
  • punto pequeño
  • resultado de un juego

Portuguese

  • estrela
  • ponto
  • marca

French

  • étoile
  • point
  • marque
264 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
171 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
154 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
877 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2121 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
838 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
599 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
946 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
730 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
743 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
463 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
973 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3089 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1577 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2156 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1570 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13837 Morohashi
2435 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2452 New Nelson (John Haig)
1556 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1676 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
181 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3872 2001 Kanji
4c5.7 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-5 SKIP code
6010.4 Four corner code
32-17 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
661f Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
divination
Parts:
fortune-telling, divining, forecasting, occupy, hold, have, get, take
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
694 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 専用 【センヨウ】 exclusive use, personal use, dedicated, private (e.g. network)
  • 占拠 【センキョ】 occupation (e.g. of territory), exclusive possession
  • 寡占 【カセン】 oligopoly
  • 買い手寡占 【カイテカセン】 oligopsony

Kun reading compounds

  • 占める 【しめる】 to occupy, to hold, to account for, to make up, to take up
  • 占う 【うらなう】 to tell someone's fortune, to forecast, to predict, to divine

Readings

Japanese names:
うら、 しむ、 じめ
Chinese:
zhan1, zhan4
Korean:
jeom

Spanish

  • adivinar
  • pronosticar
  • ocupar
  • poseer
  • tomar

Portuguese

  • Ler a sorte
  • advinhar
  • previsão
  • ocupar-se
  • segurar
  • manter
  • obter
  • tomar

French

  • bonne aventure
  • divination
  • prédiction
  • occuper
  • tenir
  • posséder
  • avoir
  • prendre
1491 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
851 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
799 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
985 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
383 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
153 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1706 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1822 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1016 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
250 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2496 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1263 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1729 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
48 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2780 Morohashi
2003 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
624 New Nelson (John Haig)
48 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
49 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
378 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
1042 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1277 2001 Kanji
2m3.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-3 SKIP code
2160.0 Four corner code
32-74 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5360 Unicode hex code